Of all the things modern-day criminals can rob, trains rank pretty low on the list, somewhere below liquor stores and above gumball machines. The typical train’s cargo—which I imagine to consist of coal, irate Amtrak passengers, and Joe Biden—is not the stuff of daring heists or big paydays. It’s fortunate, then, for Loot’s locomotive-hating protagonist that the 100-car railroad convoy he’s chosen to target is overflowing with gold coins and useful weaponry.
In lieu of Butch Cassidy, you play as a cute miniature elephant dedicated to demolishing a runaway train, car by car. You unleash havoc with weapons that range from a trusty pistol to a magic wand, and you use purloined loot to grow stronger and outfit yourself with better kit. The train doesn’t take the fight lying down: You have to dodge an ongoing barrage missiles and bombs. Your motive is never quite clear, but considering how elephants have been treated throughout history (see the Punic Wars, Ringling Bros., and Steinway & Sons) one can only imagine. It’s fun once you suit up the little guy in different pieces of armor, blasting the damn train into fiery embers, if your trigger finger can stand the repeated clicking. But then, train robbing has never been easy.